Aiba Baekova

BA Global Politics
Junior Researcher
Office Phone: (604) 563-2245
Cell Phone: (604) 358-3263
Location: Vancouver Office

Aibakyt is a Junior Research at the Firelight Group supporting the Indigenous Planning and Traditional Knowledge and Use Studies teams. She grew up in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and is now a settler on the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Halkomelem-speaking peoples.

Aiba graduated from York University, Summa Cum Laude, with a degree in Global Politics. As a researcher, Aiba is passionate about working with communities both locally and internationally. During her studies, she worked at Harriet Tubman Institute exploring gender-based violence in post-conflict situations and supported community development programs in Uganda. After completing her degree, she worked in the international development sector where she coordinated capacity-building programs for financial institutions in the Global South.

Aiba is grateful and excited to immerse herself in research and build relationships with Indigenous communities in Canada and beyond.

The Firelight Group

Research, policy, planning, mapping, negotiation, advisory, and capacity building services for Indigenous and local communities.


VICTORIA (250) 590-9017
EDMONTON (780) 760-1255


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